CNN analyst: Questions about Clinton’s health sexist


New CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers says questioning Hillary Clinton’s health has “an element of sexism to it.”

Powers, a former Democratic strategist who just came to CNN following a long stint as a Fox News contributor, told “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota that there’s nothing to indicate the Democratic presidential nominee is not in good health. 

{mosads}“Honestly, I think there’s an element of sexism to this,” Powers said. “The way that they’ve talked about her, you know, the way you watch Drudge [Report] posting things about granny and grandma. 

“Well, Donald Trump’s a grandpa, so what’s the idea here? That someone, because she’s a woman and she’s a grandma, that she’s frail?”

Powers then questioned the way Trump’s doctor characterized his health in a letter the campaign released in December.

“But he’s this robust person who, according to the doctor, is in astonishingly excellent health, which is already, in itself, a kind of strange thing for a doctor to be saying,” Powers said. “So I think that it’s a really low blow attack against her.”

Trump’s Republican campaign and its surrogates have been seeking to raise questions about Clinton’s health.

Clinton’s last letter from a doctor on her medical conditions was released by the campaign more than one year ago, in July of 2015. The campaign says it has no plans to release her medical records.  

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